Is President Jonathan Contesting Again? – Obasanjo Asks Journalists At Lagos Airport
August 3rd, 2014 – Is President Jonathan Contesting Again? – Obasanjo Asks Journalists At Ikeja Lagos Airport
Obasanjo Thinks Omisore Should Wait Until Aregbesola Finish 2nd Term B/4 Contesting
Ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo was recently swamped by a group of journalists during his arrival in Nigeria at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.
The former Head of States bared his mind on the Incumbent governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, his rival Senator Iyiola Omisore and President Jonathan’s re-election bid.
Interview excerpts below:
Are you still a member of the PDP, people like Fayose, Buruji Kasamu and Bode George have alleged that you are already discussing with the opposition?
I am still a member of the PDP. Or do you want to pursue me out of PDP (laughs). Don’t forget, I am a founding member of PDP, a party under which banner I became the President for eight years. I was later made the Chairman BoT. Why will I leave PDP? PDP is a very big family, the largest party in Africa. When the time comes, we would re-unite and tighten loose end.
Are you going to support President Goodluck Jonathan for second term?
Is he contesting again? I have not been informed.
You were absent from PDP rally in Ekiti where your estranged godson, Fayose won convincingly. Now, Osun election is coming, what is your take on this? Are you going to campaign for Omisore?
See when it boils down to performance, overall development and general welfare of the people he governs in Osun, I salute his spirit. Aregbesola has changed what we used to know as Osun. And the physical manifestations are not only in papers but can be seen by even the PDP man. It is not about the party but the person who administers, Aregbesola has his weaknesses but he is above board. Don’t get me wrong Omisore has paid his dues in Osun politics, nobody is saying Omisore can’t contest, if I were him I would wait for this man to finish his eight years and then launch myself.
Olusegun Obasanjo, the grandfather of PDP allegedly laid low when the Oga on top in Abuja refused to listen to his advise.